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No IPL stars in West Indies ODI squad for Ireland tri-series

Press Trust of India  |  Kingston 

selectors named a 14-member squad for a tri-series in without their stars, currently plying their trade in the League.

The likes of Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, and will not be playing in the May 5-17 tournament where the two other teams are hosts and

While terming the tournament as a dress rehearsal, West Indies' (CWI) Director of made it clear that it will have no bearing on the final squad.

"The selection panel consisted of interim Head Floyd Reifer, and of Selectors Robert Haynes," Jimmy Adams, director of was quoted as saying in ICC website.

"They have selected a squad to that allows a slightly wider pool of players to get 50-over experience in UK conditions which I think is very important. This is not squad, as a number of players are not available for this series as they are still participating in the IPL."

Holder, Gabriel and form the pace attack.

"The pace attack of Shannon Gabriel, and Jason Holder, will only serve to enhance the performances we expect from the team," he said.

"We felt that the composition of the team brought together a harmony of experienced international players and players who have been on the periphery of "

The only uncapped member in the ODI squad is Barbadian all-rounder Raymon Reifer, cousin of Floyd.

Squad: (capt), John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Raymond Reifer, Fabian Allen, Ashely Nurse, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich,

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 22:35 IST